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Cell Phones and Society

Cell phones have had a huge influence on how people today live, work, and play. But like many technological advances, they have both upsides and downsides. Cell Phones and Society examines the many ways that these crucial devices have benefited and complicated modern life. All books in the series include fully documented quotes from experts, consumers, and others.

Challenges for Democracy

American democracy is experiencing unprecedented challenges. This series examines function and disfunction in the pillars of that democracy. Topics include the political party system, voting, the Supreme Court, media literacy, and the relationship between the President and Congress. Fully documented quotes, relevant facts, and historic context add depth and perspective to this series.

Changing Families

American families are changing. New attitudes toward adoption, same-sex marriage, interracial relations, and more have influenced the makeup of families all across the nation. The Changing Families series helps young readers understand the experience of being part of a non-traditional family. Chapters examine the changes that are taking place, how young people within these families view themselves, and how they are affected by the views of outsiders. Each book also presents stories of well-known

Citizen Science: How Anyone Can Contribute to Scientific Discovery

Citizen science has opened up the world of scientific research to anybody and everybody. It is being done in all areas of science-including zoology, biology, astronomy, chemistry, and more. Some projects involve going outside and observing nature while others revolve around data obtained and shared over the internet. And whether one has scientific training or not, the contributions being made by citizen scientists are making a difference.

City of Shattered Light

As heiress to a powerful tech empire, seventeen-year-old Asa Almeida strives to prove she's more than her manipulative father's shadow. But when he uploads her rebellious sister's mind to an experimental brain, Asa will do anything to save her sister from reprogramming-including fleeing her predetermined future with her sister's digitized mind in tow. With a bounty on her head and a rogue A.I. hunting her, Asa's getaway ship crash-lands in the worst possible place: the neon-drenched outlaw parad

Climate Crisis: Our Planet in Peril

As a result of human activities, including the large-scale burning of oil and other fossil fuels, the planet’s atmosphere and oceans are steadily growing warmer. This is causing, and will continue to cause in the future, serious consequences for human civilization. These threats include larger and more powerful hurricanes; massive floods, droughts, and wildfires; and desperate migrations of displaced peoples.

Collateral Damage: The Mental Health Effects of the Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic spread worldwide in 2020 and 2021, countries implemented various public health measures to slow the spread of the highly contagious virus. While these measures may have helped lessen infections, mental health experts warned of another looming crisis, the pandemic's mental health fallout. Throughout the pandemic, people have struggled with isolation, loss of income, grief, and fear, all of which have harmed mental health.

Collective Biographies

The life stories of individuals who have distinguished themselves in music, art, literature, business, politics, science, and more can be found in the volumes that make up the Collective Biographies series. Each volume profiles the lives of six individualsùfrom childhood to the struggles and achievements that have brought them acclaim or notoriety. Humanizing details help present a vivid portrait of each person's life and accomplishments. Sidebars and fully documented quotes add depth and insigh

Compact Research: Addictions

The Addictions set examines the risks and challenges of addiction. Books cover a variety of topics, from synthetic drugs and heroin to gambling and Internet addiction. The user-friendly format of the series includes clear, objective overviews; carefully selected and cited primary sources; and informative colour statistical illustrations that support in-depth research or quick reference.

Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders

The Compact Research: Diseases and Disorders set is a new approach to health research. Clearly written objective overviews, carefully selected and cited primary sources, and informative full-colour statistical illustrations are intelligently organized and integrated making the series useful for in-depth research or quick reference.